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Malaysians Can Witness TWO Supermoons Happening in January 2018!

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Malaysians Can Witness 2 Supermoons Happening in January 2018! - WORLD OF BUZZ 4
Source: View of Life & The Dark Room
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If you missed the supermoon last night (3rd December), don’t worry because you can catch it again sooner than you think!

According to a statement on NASA’s website, two more supermoons will be happening within weeks of each other.

The first supermoon will be on 2nd January 2018, while a second one will occur on 31st January.

NASA has since dubbed the events part of a “Supermoon Trilogy”.



The supermoon on 31st January will be extra special, though, because it will also be a blue moon since it’s the second full moon in the same month. An excerpt from NASA’s statement reads,

“…the January 31st supermoon will feature a total lunar eclipse, with totality viewable from western North America across the pacific to Eastern Asia. The Moon’s orbit around our planet is tilted so it usually falls above or below the shadow of the Earth.”

“About twice each year, a full Moon lines up perfectly with the Earth and Sun such that Earth’s shadow totally blocks the Sun’s light, which would normally reflect off the Moon.”

Malaysians Can Witness 2 Supermoons Happening in January 2018! - WORLD OF BUZZ 1

Source: Forbes

Malaysians Can Witness 2 Supermoons Happening in January 2018! - WORLD OF BUZZ 2

Source: View of Life

The Moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth’s atmosphere. Often cast in a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light, totally eclipsed Moons are sometimes called ‘blood moons.’”

A scientist from NASA’s headquarters described the phenomenon, saying, “We’re seeing all of the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets at that moment reflected from the surface of the Moon.”

Since 31st January’s supermoon will also be a blue moon, which happens once every two and a half years, this upcoming phenomenon will be a “super blue blood” moon! Wah!



So, remember to mark you calendars and make sure you’re free to catch these amazing supermoons!

 

Also read: Malaysians Blessed With Rare Supermoon Sighting On 14th and 15th November

Supermoon Sighting From 7:24pm And Until 9:54pm On November 14 In Malaysia - World Of Buzz 3

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